EDUCATION

Failing Schools And Charters Rarely Improve Or Close Down, Study Shows

12/15/2010 04:55 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The lowest-performing public K-8 schools often linger in that state for years, neither improving enough to get off accountability life support nor being shuttered completely, and persistently failing charter schools fare no better than regular public schools, a new study finds.

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